GM crops choked by regulatory burder, says GM supporter

FOOD prices are at record highs and the ranks of the hungry are swelling once again. A warming climate is ...

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

The European Green Party and the European GMO-free Regions Network is meeting with politicians, scientists, EU institutions and businesses in ...

Controversial GM potato trial to yield results in weeks

A controversial study into the environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) potatoes in Oak Park, Co Carlow, is expected to ...

Mexico: Biotechnology is important for increasing yields and reducing pesticide usage, says report

The Confederation of Mexican Cotton Association (CMCA) believes that biotechnology is an important tool in increasing yields and reducing pesticide ...
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Food labeling: Should environmentalists be pro-GM?

Half a century on from Rachel Carson’s seminal Silent Spring, debate rages over GM food labeling proposals ...
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Wal-Mart resists protesters, will sell GM corn

The protest over Walmart’s decision to sell genetically modified sweet corn is building. Opponents of GM foods are alarmed and ...

European court confirms right to cultivate GM crops

A decision by the European Court of Justice has clarified the legal requirements concerning the cultivation of GM crops within ...

Futurist envisions aquaculture and GMOs to feed the planet

It’s been said that, when it comes to the future of food, thought falls along one of two paths. There’s ...

DNA test to guarantee Irish pigmeat

A NOVEL paternity test for pigs has been introduced to determine if meat sold as Irish actually comes from Irish ...

Public sparring between Prop 37 supporters, opponents begins

As predicted by supporters late last month, opponents of Propostion 37, which would mandate the disclosure of whether genetically modified ...

Zambia: State refutes GMO importation claim

Government says reports that the country is being fed by Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) is mere speculation. Deputy Minister of ...

Is bug resistant GM corn losing its effectiveness?

There’s “mounting evidence” that Monsanto Co. (MON) corn that’s genetically modified to control insects is losing its effectiveness in the ...
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Genetic engineering: Is it a a food fix or does it cause more problems?

Genetically engineered (GE) crops are often discussed as the way to feed the world’s growing populations and to mitigate the ...

Paraguay bets on genetically modified soy and corn

Paraguay will approve Monsanto's genetically modified Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds before the end of this year along with new ...

Plant biotechnologists “time travel” with their use of chemicals

In the last few months there have been two examples where we have seen brand new biotech crops that are ...
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Monsanto: ‘No’ to GM food labeling in California, ‘yes’ to GM food labeling in Great Britain? Why?

Monsanto fully supports the labeling of foods with genetically engineered products. In the United Kingdom. St. Louis-based Monsanto, a leading ...
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Organic myth: No evidence that expensive ‘natural’ foods are healthier or better for the environment

There is remarkably little difference in nutritional value or risk for bacterial contamination between more expensive organic and conventional foods ...

Authorities in China deny that children were used in a GM food experiment

Authorities in Hunan province on Saturday denied that children in a rural school were guinea pigs in a US research ...

In the European Union, there is a call for “evidence, not emotion” on GM foods

Professor Anne Glover said Europe could only achieve sustainable intensification if we become more open-minded. “What we do now will ...

Single gene has major impact on gaits in horses and in mice

Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in a single ...

Colorado scientists working on genetically modified crops to beat drought

Colorado scientists are looking at genetically modified crops as a way farmers can beat the drought as worries continue about ...

GM government panel warns New Zealand that it could miss the GM bus

New Zealand has been issued an ultimatum by GM heavyweights - change our tune on genetically modified food or watch ...

Key genetic mechanism in plant hormone signaling may help protect crops from stressors

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a key genetic switch by which plants control their response ...

Yes on Prop 37? No on Prop 37? Writer says no matter what the outcome, everyone loses

It doesn’t matter whether you support Prop 37 or oppose it; whatever happens in November when Californians vote on whether ...

Africa: Ghana sets up Biosafety Authority to regulate GM foods

A national bio-safety authority, to regulate and oversee the application of modern biotechnology, is to be established soon in Ghana, ...

GMO labeling acitivist group attacks Monsanto and Dow Chemical Co in new television ad

The Yes on Proposition 37 Campaign launched a $150,000 media blitz today directly challenging pesticide and processed food corporations that ...
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Drought in US creates more interest in biotech corn

AMERICAN farmers continue to demonstrate unprecedented confidence in biotech or genetically modified crops, Dr. Clive James, chairman of International Service ...
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No danger? GM plants represent low risk, say Swiss scientists

Genetically modified (GM) plants present little danger for the environment or people’s health, according to Swiss researchers. Also, while they ...